Patrice Evra eyeing up a move to Real Madrid?
Patrice Evra could be set to leave Manchester United in the summer as reports suggest that he is keen to move to Real Madrid amid concerns over investment in the squad.
Evra, who joined United for £5.5 million from Monaco in 2006, has a current deal that ends in the summer of 2012 and Madrid have been monitoring his situation as coach Jose Mourinho continues his search for a world-class left-back.
The Glazer family are set to invest in United over the summer - possibly to the tune of £50 million - but, after the Wayne Rooney contract saga, Evra has admitted to friends that he is keen to move on.
"Patrice originally wanted to leave in January but now he is happy to sign a new contract and leave at the end of the season," a United source told Goal.com. "He is concerned about where the club are heading and is attracted by the possibility of playing for Real, a club he really admires."
Evra claimed during the Rooney saga that "if one player doesn't trust the others he should not play in the team," but it now seems that the Frenchman could become the next United player in the spotlight.
The source added: "Evra was the most angry when Rooney said he was going to leave and criticised the quality of the squad but that doesn't mean he swears blind loyalty to Manchester United. Like any player, he wants what is best for himself and his family and sees Real Madrid as the perfect move."